U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending March 24 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 150,094,000 broilers, a 6-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 6-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 6-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 4-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Week endingData from 19 states
Eggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placed
change fromchange from10 weeks previous7 weeks previousU.S. broilers slaughtered
1 year2 years1 year2 years1 year1 year1
year
– 000 –%%– 000 –%%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%
January
28193,9249595160,6989596195,70595163,29097152,22694
February
4193,1629495160,7679695195,22894162,53196151,56297
11195,4819695161,9489696194,66595163,18797149,82595
18194,6639495161,2829696195,37395162,90396150,49793
25195,2939594160,5459596195,08895161,86896149,93095
March
3197,0819595163,3479797195,86795162,55097151,68495
10198,2469595162,7059597193,36495160,52296150,22695
17196,9279495162,8029596193,22094160,69895153,05697
24193,07994160,76796150,09494

In 2011, the New Years holiday was during the week ending January 1.

Note: Data in bold is subject to weekly revisions. All percentage changes are compared with year earlier.

 

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